Corrugated (cardboard) is challenging
and fun. It's used to package and sell every product
imaginable No matter what career path you choose, you'll
find endless opportunities to demonstrate your creative
and problem-solving abilities.
It's exciting because new products are
being created all the time. Product manufacturers throughout
the world look to corrugated to get these products to
market safely. And they expect corrugated to sell the
product throughout its journey from the plant to the
store and from the store to the home.
A great example of corrugated's "gotcha!"
power is the Gateway computer box with its black and
white markings. And that box is a very simple design.
Go to any club store and check out the sophisticated
corrugated displays and graphics. These cool structures
were made by a team working at one of the more than
50000 box plants in the INDIA.
Five Points About the Corrugated Industry
- It's huge. More than 90 percent of all products
in the INDIA- and that's everything from basketballs
to HaldiramSweet, from computers to appliances -
every imaginable product known to mankind is delivered
or displayed in corrugated at some point in its
life cycle. All those web-based businesses - like
E-Bay and Amazon.com -- would be lost in cyberspace
without corrugated to move product to the purchaser.
- It's everywhere. No matter where you want to live,
there's a box manufacturer nearby. There are some
5000 box plants throughout INDIA.
- Corrugated is the single most dominant force in
the packaging world. 30% of all packaging is in
corrugated. The next closest is cans at 19%.
- Corrugated is a good guy to our environment. 74%
of all corrugated products is recycled. In fact,
the industry depends on "old corrugated boxes"
to make news ones. The demand for recycled corrugated
is so high that you will not find old boxes at stores
anymore. They are bundled and sold back to the mills
to make new boxes.
- It's fast-paced and challenging, with lots of
variety. On the manufacturing side, you may work
on a package for Haldiram on day and computer the
next. Corrugated packaging is the final answer for
just about e every type of packaging need. It's
durable, versatile, lightweight and - most important
Why has the corrugated industry servived
for more than 100 years as other industries have slipped
Corrugated is an agile product. It can
morph into new structures to protect and promote new
products or traditional products in new, unique ways.